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Burry Port

If you’re a fan of the classic seaside holiday, you’re bound to enjoy a day out to Burry Port.

This bustling port is home to a small, yet lovely beach. A wonderful spot to enjoy a cooling paddle in the summer months, it’s great for families to enjoy the sights and sounds of the seaside. With gorgeous views across to Gower, you might want to pack a picnic and enjoy them from the golden sands of the bay!

Thinking about a visit to Burry Port? Here’s everything you need to know about this charming village…

All you Need to Know About Burry Port

The lovely town of Burry Port can be found along the Loughor estuary in Carmarthenshire. Much like the surrounding towns and villages, Burry Port boasts a rich industrial heritage.

For the older inhabitants of Burry Port, the transformation from the busy industrial harbour to a holidaymaker’s playground must be nothing short of miraculous. Burry Port did not exist until the 1850’s, when the village grew up around the new harbour that was built to export the coal produced in the Gwendraeth valley.

The most notable event in Burry Port’s history took place 90 years ago. On June 18th in 1928, Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic. Unfortunately, her Fokker F7 ran out of fuel and landing in Burry Port’s harbour.

Industry is now largely confined to a few marine and engineering companies and Parsons Pickles. Burry Port has a lifeboat station, a small supermarket and a range of gift and craft shops.

Things to Do in Burry Port

1. Burry Port Beach West


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When the sun is shining in Burry Port, there is only one place to be, the beach! Relax on the golden sands which are edged by wildlife rich sand dunes.

If you fancy exploring, enjoy a hike along the nearby coastal path which leads to Llanelli. Or take advantage of the calm waters and try your hand at watersports.

If you’re travelling with your four-legged friend, you’ll be pleased to know that this beautiful beach is dog-friendly!

2. Burry Port Lighthouse


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Built in the 19th century, Burry Port Lighthouse is a must-visit during your stay. A striking tower standing at 24-ft, the lighthouse helped ships navigate their way in and out of the harbour.

You can easily reach the lighthouse from the Burry Port Harbour. Climb up to the gallery where you can soak up fantastic views of the Burry Inlet, Gower Peninsula, and Carmarthen Bay.

After visiting the lighthouse, be sure to check out its surroundings, which are well-known for being home to a wealth of wildlife and plant life.

3. Burry Port Marina

Ideally located just moments from the Pembrey Country Park, and with easy access to the popular destinations of Tenby and Carmarthen Bay, is the picturesque Burry Port Marina.

The marina, also known as the harbour, boasts a rich history stemming from the 19th century. The harbour was formerly used to export anthracite coal to a variety of world-wide destinations.

After the demand for coal declined, the harbour was later redeveloped, and now offers a fantastic base for boat owners. As well as tourists, with it often referred to as the ‘gateway to the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthenshire coastline‘.

If you’re a keen angler, you will often see people fishing along the harbour walls or taking their boats out to explore.

4. Pembery Country Park


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An adventurers and explorers’ paradise, it can only be Pembery Country Park. Home to 500-acres of varied landscape, including sand dunes, a gorgeous beach, and enchanting woodlands. There is something for everyone!

Hike through the woodlands, where you can spot the local wildlife. Or enjoy more coastal fun at Cefn Sidan Beach, where you can bathe, swim, tuck-in to a picnic, or enjoy watersports.

If you’re looking for something unique to do in the park, visit the Ski and Activity Centre. There you can get involved with the fun-filled activities of tubing, skiing, and snowboarding.

The park is also home to an adventure playground where the little ones can let off some steam!

If you time your visit right, Pembery Country Park plays host to a variety of events throughout the year. Including live concerts, food festivals, and beach events. For more information on events taking place in the park, check out the What’s On page.

5. Ashburnham Golf Club

Golf enthusiasts are well-catered for in Burry Port, with the fantastic Ashburnham Golf Club on offer.

Well-known for being one of the most prestigious golf courses in Carmarthenshire. This golf club boasts a superb 18-hole course surrounded by the beauty of Pembery Country Park.

After testing out your swing, why not enjoy a drink in the Clubhouse bar or a bite to eat in the restaurant? You will also find a shop for purchasing any last-minute equipment, and on-site professionals who offer coaching and lessons.

Places to Eat in Burry Port

Despite its relatively small size, the village is home to a good choice of eateries.

6. Crazie Crepes

Who doesn’t love crepes? Crazie Crepes is a small cafe serving up freshly-made crepes with an assortment of toppings. From gooey Nutella to indulgent Biscoff, you might have a hard time choosing what you’d like!

7. Joseph’s Fish & Chips

Enjoy a seaside classic at Joseph’s Fish & Chips. Serving up hearty breakfasts and burgers, it’s a great place to refuel after a long walk by the coast.

8. Surf Bar Cafe

Enjoy breakfast at the Surf Bar Cafe, set just behind Station Road.

9. The Pheonix Italian


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If you’re craving authentic Italian food, then a visit to The Pheonix Italian is a must! Combing the best of Welsh cuisine with Italian in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s sure to become a new favourite.

Burry Port Holiday Cottages

54 Pencoed Road (Ref. 1099513)

54 Pencoed Road (Ref. 1099513)

Here at Coast & Country Holidays, we offer a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in Carmarthenshire. Including dog-friendly cottages so your pooch doesn’t have to miss out on any fun!

Feeling inspired to visit this pretty village? For more things to do in the area, check out our blog on things to do in Carmarthenshire. Or if you want to check out the historic sites, our guide to the castles you need to visit in Carmarthenshire.

Secure your dream getaway to Burry Port with Coast & Country Holidays today!